Head of Helios, with stylized radiate crown and uraeus
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 105.
Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The hair is wavy, in the tradition of Alexander the Great. The pupils are incised. The rays of the crown are like a cap of leaves. Light green patina. The neck is irregular, suggesting it was broken from a statuette.
Perhaps from Syria.
Before 1952: H. C. Morton Collection (said to have been acquired in Jerusalem); by about 1952: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (acquired in London); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 11, 1964
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III